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Old 11-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #101
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #102
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Finally got everything wrapped up from harvest this fall, got the oil changed in everything (42gal total), got all the batteries out and on the trickle charger, got all the spring tillage equiptment ready and packed it all into the sheds for the winter. SO I went shopping today.

3 sheets of 3/4" cheap plywood for the bunk floors.


20 very nice 2x4's to build the bunks, 6 1x6x8 and 9 1x4x8 pine boards for the structural parts of my 11' long kitchen cabinets and 6 1x6x8 select, clear pine for the doors and some trim.


Now all I need to do is clean up the mess that seems to gather over summer every year in my every shrinking wood shop.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #103
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glad to see you with time to work on the ole girl now
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:25 AM   #104
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Progress has been made but the bus is in a shed with little lighting and it's hard to get decent photos.
Bunks are roughly constructed, no trim work anywhere yet. Kitchen cabinet has begun to take shape as well.

I've been looking for an awning for a while and couldn't find anything in my price range that wasn't a POS.
I decided this was the better route to go as I can use it elsewhere as well. Not sure why it's so dang blurry ...


I also sold that beautiful piece of granite to a neighbor who just "had to have it" and made a NICE profit.
The MRS. suggested doing a butcherblock for the kitchen countertop and I've got to say, the idea is growing on me.
It will be made out of Oak and will have a fairly dark stain on it to match the floor. Something like this ...
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go with mama's idea in the kitchen...it helps when later down the road you install something "you" want
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:11 PM   #106
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Like the composting toilet she wants nothing to do with ... Excellent idea Bansil ! !

I see nothing wrong with a nice looking board above a 5gal pail but apparently it is the WORST idea in the world. A little barn lime and some sawdust and you'll never know it's there.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:28 AM   #107
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Re: The Bamper - 1977 Chevy 54 pass

I've been using my bucket toilet for a couple years now, and for the most part I think it works great! My wife does get a little embarrassed when it comes to that part of the visitor tour though - somehow the pit toilet is not classy enough for her.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:52 PM   #108
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I've been using my bucket toilet for a couple years now, and for the most part I think it works great! My wife does get a little embarrassed when it comes to that part of the visitor tour though - somehow the pit toilet is not classy enough for her.
Have you seen how I "cutie-d" up our toilet for visitors
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #109
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Well it has been very cold up here lately so not much has been done on the bus but I did get the rear bunks in and the fridge unwrapped


Grabbed some 3" stainless pipes and a few fittings to make a little better exhaust system than what's on the bus currently. The flex conduit and bungee are not part of that







Going to enclose the area under the lower bunks to store some short things
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:00 PM   #110
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It's been a while since I've updated but then again, not much has been done ;)

Got the kitchen area built, minus butcherblock countertop.

Frames built.


Cabinet shell built.


Drawers done.


Drawer face frames done.


Both cabinets sitting on their toe-kicks with the mini-fridge inbetween them. The far cabinet has a deep drawer for a garbage can and silverware drawer on top. A bar sized sink will be to the left of that. The closest cabinet will be for dishes and other misc.
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